Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced Saturday that Darrell Wallace Jr. will run a full schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota Tundra. The announcement was made during NASCAR Acceleration Weekend, a fan event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
“Having Darrell run a full season along with Joey Coulter gives us two young exciting drivers to help further grow our program,” said Busch. “I’ve had the opportunity to race with Darrell and he has proven himself at each level. I can’t wait to see him in one of our (Toyota) Tundras.”
Busch races in the Sprint Cup series for Gibbs and recently announced a contract extension to stay with the former NFL coach.
“I can’t wait to get started,” said Wallace. “I appreciate everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports for working this out and providing me the opportunity to compete for Rookie of the Year and the Championship in the Truck Series. Having the opportunity to run a full season in the Tundra is exciting. I also appreciate NASCAR for the work they’ve been doing to help drivers like me get these opportunities. Toyota has been a great partner with JGR on their diversity efforts as well and I look forward to continuing our relationship with them. I can’t wait to get on the track at Daytona.”
The Camping World Truck series will kick off Feb. 22 at Daytona International Speedway. This will mark the first time Wallace will race in the truck series.